Children of a man killed in a wreck on Interstate 65 late Thursday have been unable to make funeral arrangements because they have been at the bedside of their mother, who was seriously injured in the same crash.
Juanita Tyler, 68, was listed in “good” condition Monday at Huntsville Hospital, where she was taken by MedFlight after being removed with the Jaws of Life from the Nissan truck driven by her husband, Julian Tyler, 71. He was killed instantly when the truck flipped on I-65 near the Browns Ferry Road exit.
State troopers are investigating the cause of the two-car crash. The driver of the second car was uninjured. The Tylers were both wearing seat belts, the trooper said.
Many residents have been calling Spry Funeral Home to ask about arrangements for Julian Tyler, a beloved local mechanic who worked at Christopher Tire for more than 40 years. A spokeswoman said Monday that Mrs. Tyler’s condition has improved and her children — Nathan Tyler, Tracy Tyler and Bonnie Tyler Baldwin — are expected to make funeral arrangements for their father sometime this week.
The arrangements will be announced in The News Courier and at enewscourier.com.